Challenge Cup

2021 - 2022

Munster Injury Update: Conway out for 3-4 months

11 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Munster squad returned to training at the HPC on Monday to begin preparations for next Friday’s URC round 14 clash against Ospreys at Thomond Park (7.35pm).   Roman Salanoa has been called...

Scarlets the main attacking threat in Challenge Cup

12 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

With the pool stage of the EPCR Challenge Cup now over, we look back at the leading attackers over the four rounds, with players from Pool B winners Scarlets heading two categories.   Carries...

2023 EPCR Player of the Year award – nominees announced

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following another series of impressive performances during the Champions Cup pool stage, the current EPCR Player of the Year, Leinster Rugby’s Josh van der Flier, is again a contender for one of...

Rhys Priestland leads EPCR Challenge Cup’s top scorers

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following the conclusion of the EPCR Challenge Cup pool stage and ahead of the Round of 16, we’re looking at which players are leading the scoring charts so far.   Points – Rhys...

Leinster welcome Cardiff to the RDS

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

One stat that jumps out at you ahead of Saturday evening’s showdown at the RDS is that Leinster have made the most entries to the 22 this season (127) and their guests Cardiff the fewest (73). The...

Williams draws level with Cardiff great

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Lloyd Williams will move level with Taufa’ao Filise’s appearance record as Cardiff travel to Leinster for the final United Rugby Championship clash before the international break.   Tongan...

Connacht squad to face Lions

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Connacht management team have named the matchday 23 for tomorrow’s BKT United Rugby Championship tie with the Emirates Lions at The Sportsground (k/o 7.35pm)Having missed last week’s trip...

Scarlets team to play Vodacom Bulls

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Aaron Shingler takes over the captain’s armband as the Scarlets return to BKT United Rugby Championship action against the Vodacom Bulls on Friday night (19:35; BBC Wales & Viaplay). With Jonathan...

Anayi: South African Entry Has Strengthened URC & Europe

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

It’s been a pretty eventful eight years since Martin Anayi took over as chief executive of what is now the BKT United Rugby Championship. “It’s eight years and three children for me!”...

The URC Propping Pals Brewing Up For Business Success

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

When propping pals Dillon Lewis and Brad Thyer were looking for a business venture together, they drew inspiration from their Cardiff Rugby teammates. Some five years on, it’s proved to have been...